By Alicia Jessop As American schools face growing budget cuts, administrators are tasked with providing relevant educational experiences with less financial resources. This growing trend has led to a common result: eliminating physical education classes from the American educational curriculum. Only six American states require physical education for students across every grade level. These cuts fall greatest on underserved communities. While such budget cuts only … Continue reading Is Lack Of Access To P.E. A National Crisis?
By Jacob Wittwer Days from the start of NFL training camp, Pro Bowl Carolina Panthers running back, CJ Anderson, is giving children in his hometown of Vallejo, CA the opportunity to learn about football and technology. Anderson’s Dreams Never Die Foundation will hold its third annual free football camp on on July 21 and is partnering with Google to give selected camp attendees the opportunity to tour … Continue reading CJ Anderson’s Football Camp Includes An Interesting Twist–A Visit To Google Headquarters
By Jacob Wittwer With over $306 billion in damage caused by natural disasters in the U.S. in 2017, Jack Link’s is teaming up with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, in a program called, “Fuel the Front Lines.” During a two-week, 1300-mile journey from Jack Link’s headquarters in Minong, WI to Houston, TX, Jack Link’s and Team Rubicon volunteers will rebuild hundreds of homes … Continue reading Jack Link’s And Team Rubicon Partner To Provide Disaster Relief Ahead Of National Jerky Day
For basketball fans, the NBA All-Star Game means seeing top competitors in the sport go head-to-head in competition. Despite the level of play on the court, though, some of the most impactful moments of the 2018 NBA All-Star weekend will happen off of it. Over the four days leading up to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, 3,000 NBA volunteers will engage in community service activities … Continue reading NBA Launches Wide Scale Community Efforts Ahead Of 2018 NBA All-Star Game
In recent years, NFL stadiums and their concessionaire partners have made significant efforts to diversify their food offerings. Gone are the days of a fan’s stadium food choices being limited to hot dogs, nachos and pretzels. These days when entering an NFL stadium, fans can literally choose from hundreds of items ranging from brisket topped sausages to truffle macaroni and cheese. Food options continue to be … Continue reading San Francisco 49ers Open Pro Sports’ First-Ever Rooftop Garden
After the Miami Heat’s fierce Eastern Conference Semifinals battle with the Toronto Raptors, Heat forward, Luol Deng is fighting another cause off of the court. Deng, who was born in South Sudan, has spent time every off-season giving back to the country engulfed in a civil war. In previous years, Deng has returned to his hometown of Wau, South Sudan to build basketball courts, host basketball camps … Continue reading The Miami Heat’s Luol Deng Raises Funds And Awareness To Stop South Sudan’s Hunger Crisis
“Today you are the primary celebrities out here…” That is the message that Kelli Stewart will deliver to hundreds of at-risk Atlanta Public School students anxiously awaiting in the stands early morning November 20th at Turner Field. They will be there to participate in L.E.A.D.’s 9th Annual Celebrity Baseball Clinic. For the past 8 years in our capacity as L.E.A.D. co-founders, Kelli and I have counted on this … Continue reading Seeds Sown and Expectations Set for Success at L.E.A.D.’s Annual Celebrity Baseball Clinic
One Sunday morning while sitting at mass, then a struggling entertainer, Danny Thomas, put his livelihood on the line. Hard up for work and with a baby on the way, Thomas found himself sitting in a church pew. Moved by the words spoken at the service that day, he tossed the last $7 to his name into the collection plate. Years later, after becoming a … Continue reading St. Jude Takes Its Fight Against Childhood Cancer To The Super Bowl